Associates program and Exhibition

We are very pleased to announce that thanks to EU funding, the associate program of COSGov Vietnam first edition will be offered at no cost.

Why Should You Support COSGov Vietnam ?

Supporting COSGov enables your entity to reach the decision-makers and network with experts from academia and industry in the field of open-source for eGovernance. This two days event is designed to give you maximum exposure to a sophisticated technical audience with a minimum investment.

By participating to COSGov Vietnam, you will grasp these benefits:

  • Establish partnership and develop relationship with the Open Source community
  • Connect with both public and private sector professionals
  • Reach out to quality users involved in the development and implementation of open-source infrastructure for eGovernance.

How Can You Participate?

The associate program is a way to increase awareness of your company to this audience of technically sophisticated attendees.

Your organization can support the event at no-cost by helping build awareness and increase audience of the COSGov conference. Support is expected to be provided by cross-linking to the conference site and circulating calls to mailing lists and other community communication systems.

In return, associate organizations will get :

  • Exhibit hall booth (limited to 15) => No booth available anymore
    • size: 2m x 2m
    • included with each booth: partition panel, PVC coated on both sides, white, fixed on aluminium structure, 1 desk, 2 chairs (black leather), 1 fluorescent tube (40W), company name board
  • Visibility on marketing material:
    • Logo, link and short company description on the conference web site
    • CDs and/or collaterals included in the attendee bag
    • Logo appearing on the conference program
(all collaterals and signage to be provided by the associate at the associate expense)

Fill and return the application form cosgov-associate-application-form.doc at Organizational instructions will be sent to you shortly after reception of the application.

They support COSGov

InWEnt Logo InWEnt (Capacity Building International, Germany) is synonymous with human resources and organisational development in international cooperation. Its education, exchange and dialogue programmes that offer places for about 55,000 individuals every year make InWEnt a very large-scale joint undertaking of the German Federal Government, the federal state (Länder) governments and industry. The courses offered by InWEnt address specialists, executives and decision-makers in industry, politics, administration and civil society. InWEnt works with partners in developing countries, transition states and industrialised nations.

INRIA Logo INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) is a French public-sector scientific and technological institute operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry. INRIA's missions are "to undertake basic and applied research, to design experimental systems, to ensure technology and knowledge transfer, to organize international scientific exchanges, to carry out scientific assessments, and to contribute to standardization.

The research carried out at INRIA brings together experts from the fields of computer science and applied mathematics covering the following areas: Networks and Systems; Software Engineering and Symbolic Computing; Man-Machine Interaction; Image Processing, Data Management, Knowledge Systems, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems.

IOIT Logo IOIT carries out reserach on informatics, mathematical aspects of informatics, automation and socio-economic management systems. As pioneer in researching and promoting networking technologies for Vietnam, IOIT is the founder and operator of the VAREnet (Vietnam Academic Research and Educational Network) and NetNam (Public Internet Service Provider).
IOIT's missions also include developing IT applications in different sectors, technology transfert, technical consulting in some of governmental IT projects in administration as well as in other sectors of the economy.

ObjectWeb Logo Founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA, ObjectWeb is a consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around the world who have joined forces to produce next generation of Open Source Middleware. ObjectWeb's goal is to provide Real-Time Enterprises with independent solutions which combine quality and robustness at the best possible performance/cost ratio. ObjectWeb targets alternative solutions to proprietary products for e-business, EAI, data connectivity, grid computing, and enterprise messaging. Based on Open Standards, ObjectWeb's middleware includes application servers, components, frameworks and tools. Examples of ObjectWeb's "cost killer" middleware are JOnAS - an Open Source implementation of the J2EE TM specification, JORAM JMS - a Message Oriented Middleware and Enhydra - a Java/XML Application Server.

Red Hat Logo Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's Open Source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management.

Netnam Logo NetNam was founded in 1994 by the Institute of Information Technology, the main pioneer of Internet in Vietnam. It’s main goal is to promote research, academic and development assistance community and Vietnamese grassroots in networking and information sharing by using sustainable technologies.

NetNam have been being built based on modern self-sustainable networking technologies with open and standard based architecture. It is heterogeneous, multivendored to ensure maximum connectivity to the other networks in the country and around the world. Different networking protocols have been researched and deployed (via LAN, leased lines, PSTN lines, wireless) to provide easy, affordable access to the system. Main hubs of Netnam are in Hanoi and Hochiminh City.

UNU IIST Logo UNU-IIST, located in Macao, is one of the Research and Training Centres of the United Nations University, part of the United Nations. UNU-IIST's mission is to help developing countries strengthen their education and research in computer science and their ability to produce computer software.

We work with universities, helping them to improve and develop their curricula in computer science and software engineering, training their staff to teach advanced software development techniques. We collaborate with research institutes on research projects, and help them to develop contacts within the wider international research community. And we help companies and other public and private institutions design and develop high quality software using advanced software development technqiues.

iFross Logo The "Institut für Rechtsfragen der Freien und Open Source Software (ifrOSS)" (Institute for Legal Issues on Free and Open Source Software) is an independent and private research institute founded in 1999 that has been working extensively on the legal, political and economical aspects of Free Software. ifrOSS focuses predominantly on the impact of German and European Law on this software licensing system.
Due to their know-how and their permanent contacts with the German Department of Justice and the Department of Economical Affairs, members of "ifrOSS" provide deep insights into the legal and economical developments concerning Free Software. ifrOSS organizes seminars, develops Open Source and Open Content licences, writes research reports and is a contact point for international contacts of lawyers interested in legal questions of Free Software. ifrOSS also provides legal information on OSS for public administration, including information on competition law and the circumstances under which the public administration is allowed to support the development of Open Source Software without, at the same time, inflicting damage upon the software market, licensing issues and the problem of combining software licensed under different terms.

eXo Platform Logo eXo Platform SARL is a privately held company created in November 2003 to provide dual licenses, services and support for the popular open-source project eXo platform, a powerful corporate portal and content management system. Its goal is to provide portal platform technology that offers the lowest cost of ownership via open-source software licenses backed up by expert technical support services. eXo platform SARL covers North America and Europe on a direct basis and provides coverage worldwide via a growing network of authorized partners.

IBM Vietnam Logo IBM strive to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics.
IBM translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions and services businesses worldwide.

Intel Logo For over 35 years, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers and networking and communications products. These products are used by industry members to create advanced computing and communications systems. Intel's mission is to do a great job for our customers, employees, and stockholders by being the preeminent building block supplier to the worldwide digital economy.

University of Oslo Logo The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest institution of higher education. It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule. Today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners indicates the quality of the research at the University.

HISP Logo The Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) is a global research initiative with the overall goal and motivation to empower the poor and marginalized of the world, exemplified by strengthening local health services in developing countries with the help of modern computerized health information systems. University of Oslo, Norway coordinates the network with nodes in South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, India and Vietnam. In Vietnam, there are three provincial pilot projects in collaboration with the health services of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hue. The DHIS (District Health Information Software) is FOSS developed by HISP and implemented in all the countries of the network. A major activity in the HISP network is the ongoing development of a new version of the DHIS software based on Free and Open Source Java technologies. This development project is organised as a global collaborative effort between the different countries in the HISP network. Through a global FOSS development process HISP targets the need to build human capacity around the network to locally develop, tailor and maintain the information systems.

AUF Logo AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) is a worldwide network of more than 520 research and high education institutes.

VietSoftware Logo VietSoftware offers a full range of outsourcing services for development of web and internet based applications, e-commerce applications, enterprise information systems such for ERP, SCM, and CRM, embedded software, data entry interfaces, and software test plans and test applications for quality assurance (QA) initiatives.